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Teaching Resources

 
On this page you can access all the available resources that are on the Mapzone website.  All these resources are free to download and have been created to be used with the national curriculum.

The headline section is where the main files can be found;
 

Homework Help - Mapability

Start mapping- Visual instructions to help with folding paper maps - ideal for all Key Stages

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Map Symbols - Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Compass and Direction - A 16-point compass visual to help learn the points of the compass - Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4. For maths applications: Useful for comparing compass directions to bearings. KS3 Framework Objective: Extend the range of measures used to angle measures and bearings - years 8 and 9.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Grid References - Four-figure and six-figure quick reference guide to grid references - Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4. For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: Use coordinates in all four quadrants - years 7, 8 and 9.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Understanding Scale - Visual aid to different scale maps, ranging from large scale through to small scale - Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4. For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: Use and interpret maps and scale drawings - years 8 and 9

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Measuring Distance - Paper and string methods of measuring distance on paper maps - Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4. For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: use and interpret maps and scale drawings Years 8 & 9.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Relief and Contour - Visuals to help learn how contour lines represent features such as U-shaped valleys and cliffs: also includes details on Naismith's rule -  Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: Naismith's rule gives an opportunity for investigation of KS3 Framework Objective: Solve word problems and investigate in a variety of contexts - years 8 and 9.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

Compass Bearings -Advice on taking a bearing, including details on a compass - Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: Extend the range of measures used to angle measures and bearings - years 8 and 9.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

 

*Curriculum applications notes:
• KS2 and 3 Geography - 2c: To use globes, atlases and maps at a range of scales, including Ordnance Survey maps at 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 scales.
• All GCSE syllabuses require students to be familiar with Ordnance Survey maps at these scales so this section will be of immense use to many students

 

Start Mapping

word 109kb

       

pdf 93kb

Map Symbols 1:25k

English pdf 1.7mb

Welsh pdf 391kb

Map Symbols 1:50k

English pdf 323kb

Welsh pdf 407kb

Compass & Direction

word 125 kb

pdf 101kb

Grid References

word 80 kb

pdf 74kb

Understanding Scale

word 1.47mb

pdf 758kb

Measuring Distance

word 273 kb

pdf 283kb

Relief & Contour

word 233 kb

pdf 298kb

Compass Bearings

word 800 kb

pdf 265kb

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Homework Help - Resources

 
Map reading made easy - A colourful step-by-step guide to all the main skills required for reading a map - suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4.

pdf English 1.74mb

      

pdf Welsh 1.74mb

 
Map Builder - Free downloadable British Isles, Europe, and World mapping packages enabling the user to customise save and print. Ideal for Key Stages 1 to 4.
 

GIS Zone - Teaching Zone

Flood Damage

            

Wind Power

Lesson plan 120kb

 

Lesson plan 124kb

Activity sheet 411kb

Activity sheet 1.12mb

Homework sheet 91kb

 

Homework sheet 91kb

Mission brief 576kb

 

Mission brief 315kb

   

Shopping for Profit

 

Farm Management

Lesson plan 121kb

Lesson plan 131kb

Activity sheet 382kb

 

Activity sheet1.05mb

Homework sheet 91kb

 

Homework sheet 91kb

Mission brief 277kb

 

Mission brief 262kb

   

Crime Stopper

Command & Control

Lesson plan 120kb

 

Lesson plan 117kb

Activity sheet 282kb

 

Activity sheet 273kb

Homework sheet 91kb

 

Homework sheet 91kb

Mission brief 300kb


You can also find many other teaching resources on our main website at http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/education/teachingresources/index.html

 

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